One of the greatest athletes of all time will join the cast of one of the greatest celebrity-based dance-competition reality shows.
It was announced Monday that Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova will be on the 14th season of ABC's hit series "Dancing With the Stars." Please don't let this alter your high opinion of her.
She'll be the second tennis player to appear on the show. Monica Seles was eliminated in the second episode of Season 6, just before Steve Guttenberg.
Navratilova battled breast cancer in 2010 and now says she's cancer free. In between exhibition matches and calling Grand Slams for The Tennis Channel, she takes it easy by doing things like climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.
She'll be paired with dancer Tony Dovolani. In his 12 seasons on the show, Dovolani has advanced deep into the competition but has never been victorious. His best finish is third place. Just call him Mr. Wozniacki.
In next month's season premiere, Martina joins fellow contestants such as NFL receiver Donald Driver, soap opera star Jack Wagner, former child actress Melissa Gilbert, television personality Maria Menounos, co-host of "The View" Sherri Shepherd, singer Gavin DeGraw and the dude who played Urkel.
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